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Can a brit take place on Yom Kippur?

Mrs. Shaffer: Welcome......how can I help you?:)Vallerie: can a brit take place on Yom Kippur?Vallerie: I have read where a brit can take place on...

If the Milk Spilled, Buy a New Carton

On the first anniversary of the Exodus, while all the Jews were occupied with their Paschal Lambs, Moses was approached by a small group of Jews who were...

What is the difference between the "complete Hallel" and the "incomplete Hallel"?

The complete Hallel is Psalms 113-118. On certain days we omit parts of these Psalms (the first eleven verses of Psalms 115 and 116), and the remainder is...

What is the Hallel?

Hallel means praise. On Jewish holidays and Rosh Chodesh we are commanded to recite Psalms of praise to G-d. The medieval Jewish sages disagree whether...

On which days of the year is the Hallel recited during the prayers?

The complete Hallel is read on the seven days of the Festival of Sukkot, the two days of Shmini Atzeret-Simchat Torah, the eight days of Chanukah, the...

Why do the Jewish holidays fall on different secular dates every year?

Rabbi Gurkow: Welcome to the Rabbi's one on one chat room, how can I help you today?tracy: Hi there, I was wondering if you can tell me why the Jewish...

After the Holidays - Now what?

Wow! Has it been hectic or what? The Hebrew month of Tishrei is a doozy! Imagine – well one doesn’t really have to imagine – an entire...

When is a Yahrtzeit (memorial) candle lit?

1. A Yahrtzeit (memorial) candle is lit on the anniversary of the death, the Yahrtzeit, of a member of one's immediate family. The Yahrtzeit...

Are the books of the Prophets and Holy Writings read publicly?

Ruth is customarily read on the holiday of Shavuot, when we received the Torah. For Ruth gave up everything to embrace Judaism and accept the Torah. The...

What determines the section of the Torah read every Shabbat and on holidays?

Moses instituted that a portion of the Torah be read publicly on every Shabbat. For this purpose the Torah was divided into 54 portions and every Shabbat...